Gerard Cote, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2003

Laser-guided Brain Surgery Technology Goes Global

Via Texas A&M Engineering | August 5, 2014

An MRI-guided laser system that allows surgeons to perform brain surgery on tumors and epileptic lesions in the brain is expected to become widely available to patients in need now that the technology has been acquired from Visualase Inc. by the global medical device company Medtronic, Inc., says a biomedical engineering professor from Texas A&M University who co-founded the company responsible for the technology.

The technology, says Gerard Coté, professor in the university’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Center for Remote Healthcare Technology, enables surgeons to pinpoint and destroy brain tumors and lesions with extreme precision and is a much less-invasive alternative to conventional surgery. 

The advantage of this approach over other approaches for brain surgery, Coté explains, is that it can be performed while the patient is awake, requires no radiation and no skull flap (the large opening in traditional craniotomies), and is often performed in otherwise inoperable areas of the brain.


Texas A&M Research Makes Monitoring Glucose Painless

Via TAMU Times | May 11, 2012

The painful finger-pricks diabetics are forced to endure when checking their blood sugar levels could become a thing of the past thanks to the work of engineering researchers at Texas A&M.

Gerard Coté, Charles H. & Bettye Barclay Professor and head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Michael Pishko, Stewart & Stevenson Professor II in biomedical engineering are working on a new less invasive way to monitor blood sugar levels that could alleviate the bothersome finger-pricks for patients.

The team is developing a process that would allow individuals to check their blood sugars with the mere glance at a wristwatch-like meter.


Brazos Valley Magazine To Feature Gerard Cote’s Work In Optical Sensors

Via TAMU Times | April 24, 2012

KAMU TV and Brazos Valley Magazine, a weekly community affairs show, will air an interview with biomedical engineering department head Dr. Gerard Coté, April 26, 28, and 29 and May 5 and 6. Coté will discuss his work in optical sensors for in vitro and in vivo medical diagnosis and monitoring.


Coté Elected BMES Fellow

Via TAMU Times | October 10, 2011

Dr. Gerard L. Coté, head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Charles H. & Bettye Barclay Professor, has been elected to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Class of 2011 Fellows.


Dr. Gerard L. Cote Awarded 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award

Via TAMU Department of Biomedical Engineering | March 29, 2011

Dr. Gerard L. Coté, Charles H. & Bettye Barclay Professor and Head of Biomedical Engineering was awarded a 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award in the category of Research given by the Association of Former Students and Texas A&M University.